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Verification Conundrum for Florida Employers: To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify

A new E-Verify compliance requirement went into effect in January when Florida introduced Senate Bill (SB) 664, which makes the use of E-Verify mandatory for all government employers, contractors, and certain private employers in the state beginning on January 1, 2021. The law also requires private employers who choose not to use E-Verify to maintain […]

E-Verify Implements Call-in Process to Resolve Citizenship Mismatch TNCs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an E-Verify policy update that provides employees who receive a Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) with a “citizen mismatch” reason with the option to call the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resolve their cases. The policy is intended to reduce the significant […]

Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended Again

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced another extension of flexibility in its rules related to I-9 compliance, lasting through March 31, 2021. Specifically: employers may continue to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually; the flexibility applies only to employers with workplaces that are operating remotely (not physically present at the […]

Florida’s New Mandatory E-Verify Law Will Require Changes to Hiring Practices in the New Year

Effective on the first of the year, employers in Florida will be required to use the E-Verify system before hiring any new employees, possibly forcing significant changes within hiring practices. Florida employers should be aware of the varying obligations that are dependent on whether they are public or private and whether they contract with the […]

eVerify Announces New 10-Day Requirement for Taking Action on Tentative Nonconfirmations

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that employers must now take action on a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) during the E-Verify case creation process within 10 federal government working days or risk potential compliance actions, up to and including termination of their E-Verify account. Beginning Nov. 5, 2020, employers not in compliance […]

ICE Stays the Course and Extends I-9 Flexibility

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that employers have an additional 60-day extension to the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 completion. Set to expire Nov. 19, 2020, the extension relates to the relaxation of the requirement to defer the in-person, physical inspection of new hires’ identity and employment eligibility documentation. The flexibility […]

U.S. Supreme Court: No Federal Preemption in State’s I-9 Fraud Case

Three individuals in Kansas v. Garcia were convicted of identity theft under Kansas law for using other peoples’ Social Security numbers to gain employment, providing false Social Security numbers on their I-9 forms and on their state tax-withholding forms. Although the State of Kansas dropped its previous reliance on the information on the I-9 forms, […]

E-Verify Extends Timeframe for Taking Action to Resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations

Due to Social Security Administration (SSA) office closures to the public, the federal E-Verify system is extending the timeframe to take action to resolve Social Security Administration Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNC). Also extended is the timeframe to take action to resolve U.S. Department of Homeland Security TNCs in limited circumstances when an employee cannot resolve a […]

ICE Steps Up I-9 Inspections in Southern California Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ramped up the I-9 workplace inspections, with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles combining to issue more than 300 Notices of Inspections in the past few weeks. Inspections by ICE and HIS have increased threefold each year, with worksite investigations increasing from 1,691 to 6,848 annually. Although ICE […]

I-9 “In-Person” Requirement Relaxed During Pandemic

Effective through May 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security has relaxed the “in-person” review requirements associated with the Form I-9 process for certain employers on a remote working schedule. The change is the result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. All other Form I-9 process rules remain in effect. While Form I-9 in-person inspection rules […]


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